ArtPrize Artist Profile 2010

"Clouds" are flying during ArtPrize

by (The General)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under OPINION

The diverse crowd moving about the city is what makes the ArtPrize competition and showcase truly unique. The eyes of the art world are once again on the city of Grand Rapids as art submissions, grand and small, will be viewed by thousands in the...

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The Seeds of Labor: an ArtPrize Artist Profile of Gene Sowles

by (Apion)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Two years ago in a brief but tumultuous visit, hurricane Ike came to southern Ohio. On one day in particular hurricane force winds wreaked a terrible vengeance upon a large tree in Gene Sowles yard. Unbeknownst to the storm or Gene this act...

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Thomas Verstraete: An ArtPrize Craftsman Profile

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 09-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

                 “I don’t consider myself an artist,” said ArtPrize participant Thomas Verstraete, “I’m a craftsman.” To Verstraete, there is a distinction, between an art...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: In a Sea of Color

by (Nate)

Submitted 09-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s mid September and the summer sun readies a last repose for the season. Hanging high, it sheds a lingering warmth on the red bricks of an old factory along Market Avenue. A large white sign adorns the entrance of this aging edifice and proclaims...

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